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Odds are that the US Federal
Reserve will raise interest rates
in 2015.
Will higher interest rates hurt
stocks?
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In the wake of the market crash
of 2008 and the worst recession
in three quarters of a century the
actions of the Fed are widely
credited with saving the United
States from another Great
Depression.
Part of the treatment
administered by the Fed was the
quantitative easing program of
$85 billion a month in bond
purchases which drove interest
rates down and the other was the
Fed’s action to cut interbank
short term loan rates to nearly
zero.
The treatment administered by
the Fed under its previous leader,
Ben Bernanke was successful.
The USA saw 5% growth last year
while Japan is in a recession,
Europe threatens to go into
recession and China is coping
with the collapse of a real estate
bubble and drastically reduced
economic growth.
In order to contain inflation the
Fed will likely raise interest
rates.
Good News or Bad News
Usually higher interest rates have
a negative effect on stocks.
However, The Wall Street Journal
thinks that stocks can do
well despite higher rates this
year.
Investors are right to be
concerned, but they shouldn’t
panic.
The market has had a long time
to get ready for a rate increase.
And history shows that stocks can
rise considerably during periods
when the Fed is tightening
credit.
The article notes that for 14
periods when the Fed raised
rates (going back to 1958) the
market only suffered two times
and rallied a dozen times.
Specifically in 2003 to 2007, 1986
to 1987 and 1961 to 1966 the
market rallied more than forty
percent despite higher rates.
It would appear that the common
wisdom about higher rates
hurting stocks in not necessarily
true.
Picking Stocks
The reason we expect stocks to
suffer when interest rates go up
is because borrowing money
becomes more expensive.
USA looks at stocks in 2015.
There are more factors that
determine stocks prices besides
interest rates.
For example, energy stocks have
taken a big hit with the fall in oil
prices and will likely make a
comeback as oil prices recover.
Here’s where. There are nine
stocks in the Standard & Poor’s
500, including miner Freeport-
McMoRan (FCX), energy project
construction company Quanta
Services (PWR) and biotech
darling Gilead Sciences (GILD)
that are definitely worth a look.
To make this highly selective list
of stocks, they need to meet a
number of stringent criteria.
They must get a perfect “5”
STARS stock rating from S&P
Capital IQ.
They must also be rated “buy” or
“outperform” on average by the
analysts that rate the stock and
have at least 20% or more upside
before hitting the 18-month
price target.
Lately, the stock must be rated
“neutral” or better by stock
rating service New Constructs.
New Constructs compares the
value of stocks with the
expected future cash flows.
The point of this being that there
are always stocks the will profit
in any market.
It simply requires
sound fundamental analysis to
find them.
Debt or No Debt
Companies with a lot of debt are
more likely to be hurt by higher
interest rates.
But, will higher interest rates
hurt stocks of companies with
large cash reserves?
These companies do not need to
borrow money and will only be
hurt to the extent that higher
interest rates lead to fewer
purchases of their products.
USA Today lists twenty
six companies with no long term
debt.
Consumers know how hard it is
to resist borrowing money.
Companies face the same
temptation, if not more so,
especially with rivals leveraging
up and taking advantage of low-
interest rate loans.
Yet, there are still 26 non-
financial companies in the
Standard & Poor’s 500 index,
including social media company
Facebook, payments processor
Visa and accessory seller Michael
Kors that ended the first
calendar quarters reporting no
long-term debt.
Ranked by market value the list
starts with Facebook, Qualcomm,
Visa, Cognizant Tech, PICCAR and
Michael Kors.
It ends with F5 Networks,
Petsmart, Urban Outfitters and
GameStop.
Read the article for more info.
The point is that not all stocks
will be hurt by higher interest
rates.

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Will Higher Interest Rates Hurt Stocks?

  • 2. Odds are that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in 2015.
  • 3. Will higher interest rates hurt stocks?
  • 4. Before We Continue… Click the links below to get your FREE training materials. Free Weekly Investing Webinars Don’t miss these free training events! http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/free-webinar Forex Conspiracy Report Read every word of this report! http://www.forexconspiracyreport.com Get 12 Free Japanese Candlestick Videos Includes training for all 12 major candlestick signals. http://www.candlestickforums.com
  • 5. In the wake of the market crash of 2008 and the worst recession in three quarters of a century the actions of the Fed are widely credited with saving the United States from another Great Depression.
  • 6. Part of the treatment administered by the Fed was the quantitative easing program of $85 billion a month in bond purchases which drove interest rates down and the other was the Fed’s action to cut interbank short term loan rates to nearly zero.
  • 7. The treatment administered by the Fed under its previous leader, Ben Bernanke was successful.
  • 8. The USA saw 5% growth last year while Japan is in a recession, Europe threatens to go into recession and China is coping with the collapse of a real estate bubble and drastically reduced economic growth.
  • 9. In order to contain inflation the Fed will likely raise interest rates.
  • 10. Good News or Bad News
  • 11. Usually higher interest rates have a negative effect on stocks.
  • 12. However, The Wall Street Journal thinks that stocks can do well despite higher rates this year.
  • 13. Investors are right to be concerned, but they shouldn’t panic.
  • 14. The market has had a long time to get ready for a rate increase.
  • 15. And history shows that stocks can rise considerably during periods when the Fed is tightening credit.
  • 16. The article notes that for 14 periods when the Fed raised rates (going back to 1958) the market only suffered two times and rallied a dozen times.
  • 17. Specifically in 2003 to 2007, 1986 to 1987 and 1961 to 1966 the market rallied more than forty percent despite higher rates.
  • 18. It would appear that the common wisdom about higher rates hurting stocks in not necessarily true.
  • 20. The reason we expect stocks to suffer when interest rates go up is because borrowing money becomes more expensive.
  • 21. USA looks at stocks in 2015. There are more factors that determine stocks prices besides interest rates.
  • 22. For example, energy stocks have taken a big hit with the fall in oil prices and will likely make a comeback as oil prices recover.
  • 23. Here’s where. There are nine stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including miner Freeport- McMoRan (FCX), energy project construction company Quanta Services (PWR) and biotech darling Gilead Sciences (GILD) that are definitely worth a look.
  • 24. To make this highly selective list of stocks, they need to meet a number of stringent criteria.
  • 25. They must get a perfect “5” STARS stock rating from S&P Capital IQ.
  • 26. They must also be rated “buy” or “outperform” on average by the analysts that rate the stock and have at least 20% or more upside before hitting the 18-month price target.
  • 27. Lately, the stock must be rated “neutral” or better by stock rating service New Constructs.
  • 28. New Constructs compares the value of stocks with the expected future cash flows.
  • 29. The point of this being that there are always stocks the will profit in any market.
  • 30. It simply requires sound fundamental analysis to find them.
  • 31. Debt or No Debt
  • 32. Companies with a lot of debt are more likely to be hurt by higher interest rates.
  • 33. But, will higher interest rates hurt stocks of companies with large cash reserves?
  • 34. These companies do not need to borrow money and will only be hurt to the extent that higher interest rates lead to fewer purchases of their products.
  • 35. USA Today lists twenty six companies with no long term debt.
  • 36. Consumers know how hard it is to resist borrowing money.
  • 37. Companies face the same temptation, if not more so, especially with rivals leveraging up and taking advantage of low- interest rate loans.
  • 38. Yet, there are still 26 non- financial companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, including social media company Facebook, payments processor Visa and accessory seller Michael Kors that ended the first calendar quarters reporting no long-term debt.
  • 39. Ranked by market value the list starts with Facebook, Qualcomm, Visa, Cognizant Tech, PICCAR and Michael Kors.
  • 40. It ends with F5 Networks, Petsmart, Urban Outfitters and GameStop.
  • 41. Read the article for more info. The point is that not all stocks will be hurt by higher interest rates.